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Life Means Life

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Among a U.K. prison population of close to 100,000, fewer than 40 men and women have been told they will end their days in a prison cell. Collected here are the stories of those most depraved killers whose crimes outraged society and demanded the harshest penalty available in British court. From men who crossed continents to slay youngsters to contract killers who relished ...more
ebook, 306 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Blake Publishing
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Paul Bryant
May 09, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: true-crime
Liberals in Europe tend to shudder at the USA's revival of the death penalty and they say oooooh look at this statistical table showing the number of executions per country in the 2007-2011 period – look, eeeek, the USA (220 executions) is only beaten by China, Iran and Saudi Arabia – ugh, how barbaric. How very undemocratic. But I think the USA has the death penalty because it's actually more democratic than (say) European democracies. In Britain, poll after poll says that the majority of the p ...more
Fiona
I got this book from www.readitswapit.co.uk which is a good book swapping website if you're in the UK. I decided to take a punt and choose a book from this person's list of available books even though none of them particularly interested me. I've always had a slight fascination I suppose with crime and the darker side of human nature, having grown up watching crime dramas on TV with my Mum.

This wasn't quite as analytical as I'd hoped. It was merely summaries of each of the full-lifers currently
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Claire
Feb 06, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are 35 short chapters and each chapter is about a different person and the crime that they committed. This book is an eye opener, it is not for the faint hearted, most of the crimes in this book are horrendous. The book is an interesting read.
Jen Wake
Jun 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fascinating and disturbing in equal measure
Pinkyjoanne
Oct 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


Very interesting book. Certainly makes you think twice about our justice system.
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